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Mary Morris and Larry O'Connor have both travelled extensively throughout the world, both alone and together

Mary Morris and Larry O'Connor have both travelled extensively throughout the world, both alone and together. They live together with their daughter, Kate. The excerpts from the travel journals or subsequent books are what one would expect, certainly nothing special.

To my delight, I spotted The Virago Book of Women Travellers online at a ridiculously low price, and . This is a lovely book of travel essays by women from the 1700s to about the 1970s.

To my delight, I spotted The Virago Book of Women Travellers online at a ridiculously low price, and decided to treat myself (another of my favourite things in life is travelling, after all!). Many of the women were traveling alone during times when traveling wasn't very easy and certainly wasn't something many women did o their own, and they were traveling to places all over the world. The majority of the essays are about Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Sometimes a writer so perfectly captures the reality of our lives that we are given a new way of seeing ourselves.

Save bookmarks and read as many as you like. Haunted by memories of family and failed love, Morris tries to make sense out of her past as the present boundaries take new form. Sometimes a writer so perfectly captures the reality of our lives that we are given a new way of seeing ourselves.

Mary Morris (born May 14, 1947 in Chicago) is an American author and a professor at Sarah Lawrence College. Morris published her first book, a collection of short stories, entitled Vanishing Animals & Other Stories, in 1979 at the age of thirty-two and was awarded the Rome Prize in Literature by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She has gone on to publish numerous collections of short stories, novels, and travel memoirs.

Mary Morris, Larry O'Connor. Some of the extraordinary women whose writings are including in this collection are observers of the world in which they wander; their prose rich in description, remarkable in detail. Mary McCarthy conveys the vitality of Florence while Willa Cather's essay on Lavandou foreshadows her descriptions of the French countryside in later novels

Mary Morris, Larry O'Connor. Mary McCarthy conveys the vitality of Florence while Willa Cather's essay on Lavandou foreshadows her descriptions of the French countryside in later novels

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It's interesting to note, from the author lifespans that are given above each excerpt, how long many of these women travelers lived; many lived well into their nineties and spent a good chunk of their lives exploring and having adventures. Even Isabelle Eberhardt, who died penniless at the age of 28 in a flash flood, led a remarkable life. Each and every one of them was or is truly unique and remarkable. Some of the stories they tell are priceless, too, and very enjoyable.

Автор: Morris,Ed Mary Название: Ill virago book women travellers ISBN: 1844084418 ISBN-13(EAN) . Описание: Mary McGarry Morris has been hailed by the "New York Times" as ""one of the most skillful writers at work in America today

Описание: Mary McGarry Morris has been hailed by the "New York Times" as ""one of the most skillful writers at work in America today. In "The Last Secret," she tells the riveting story of Nora Hammond, a woman blessed with the perfect life: a charming husband, two bright teenage children, a successful career in the family's newspaper business, and an esteemed role in the charity work of her New England town.

Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured as women travel the world for peril and pleasure, with writings by Willa Cather, Joan Didion, Isak Dinesen, .

Well-illustrated in color. Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured as women travel the world for peril and pleasure, with writings by Willa Cather, Joan Didion, Isak Dinesen, . A lavish, large–format volume, richly enhanced with hundreds of illustrations and photos. From the Publisher: Some of the extraordinary women whose writings are included in this splendid collection are observers of the world in which they wander, their prose rich in description, remarkable in detail.

Some of the extraordinary women whose writings are including in this collection are observers of the world in which they wander; their prose rich in description, remarkable in detail. Mary McCarthy conveys the vitality of Florence while Willa Cather's essay on Lavandou foreshadows her descriptions of the French countryside in later novels. Others are more active participants in the culture they are visiting, such as Leila Philip, as she harvests rice with chiding Japanese women, or Emily Carr, as she wins the respect and trust of the female chieftain of an Indian village in Northern Canada. Whether it is curiosity about the world, a thirst for adventure or escape from personal tragedy, all of these women are united in that they approached their journeys with wit, intelligence, compassion and empathy for the lives of those they encountered along the way. Features writing from Gertrude Bell, Edith Wharton, Isabella Bird, Kate O'Brien, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and many others.

Comments: (5)

Marige
For Readers who enjoy vintage pictures accompanying tales of and by women travelers, beware: Because of the cover shown for this book, I was expecting something like NO PLACE FOR A LADY: TALES FOR ADVENTUROUS WOMEN TRAVELERS BY BARBARA HODGSON which was full of fascinating vintage photos, paintings, sketches, etc., so I was very disappointed when I opened this book.

I have been reading lots of books by and about women travelers/adventurers recently and when I came across this book from a Seller at Amazon Marketplace I was so enthralled by the cover art--as well is the size of the book and its content--that I just had to have it. When it arrived, I quickly thumbed through it, and a short time later briefly skimmed it page by page, and was very disappointed by the content. The excerpts from the travel journals or subsequent books are what one would expect, certainly nothing special.

But the biggest disappointment is that it contains NO vintage pictures such as the one on the cover. The photos in the book were not anything I paused at; they were just photos of places familiar to anyone who has ever looked at a travel section in a newspaper. Nothing special, nothing at all worth even a second look, nothing pertaining to the excerpted writings of these special women travelers, nothing at all that lived up to the misguided promise I saw in the fabulous cover painting--which was admittedly my own fault.
Gardagar
I wanted a book that would give me the names of women who have traveled, and who have written about their travels. This book has also devoted a full page to samplings of each woman's book. Perfect. I now have many possible books to purchase. I have read and enjoyed many women travel writers such as Beryl Markham, Anna Leonowens, Dervla Murphy, Robin Davidson and found that I needed an anthology of sorts for more selections. This book was just what I needed.
Fenius
The women travellers in this book are very detailed and give thorough descriptions of the places visited and of their experiences. I do not recommend this book if the reader is not very tolerant of the Victorian thinking of the time. Regardless of being male or female, the experiences and emotions in the book are easy to relate to. The women travellers in this book do remind us as travellers around the world to have a sense of humor and laugh at situations and ourselves when "it" hits the fan.
Ckelond
I was happy with purchase
Hra
A fascinating book about adventurous women from ages past who ignored convention and went off traveling all over the world. The book is divided up by woman, and has pages and photos on each of the women featured. Inspiring. It would make a great gift for anyone who loves traveling and the wonder of discovery.
The Virago Book of Women Travellers download epub
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Mary Morris
ISBN: 1860492126
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Virago; New Ed edition (October 7, 2004)
Pages: 464 pages